A judge revokes Madsen's probation following a DUI arrest in 2012 and orders him to enroll in a treatment facility within 72 hours for at least 30 days.
A judge has decided that Michael Madsen needs professional help to fix his drinking problem. The 55-year-old actor, who is known for his movie "Reservoir Dogs", showed up in court in Van Nuys on Thursday, June 20. In the court meeting, Madsen was ordered to enroll in an alcohol treatment facility for at least 30 days.
The "Kill Bill" actor was charged with two counts of driving under the influence last year after being arrested in Malibu. At that time, a test reportedly showed that alcohol in his blood was more than twice of legal limit. He made a plea deal in the case, in which he would attend Alcoholics Anonymous recovery meetings. However, he failed to follow through, which led the judge to revoke his probation.
According to TMZ, in the Thursday meeting, the judge decided that Madsen would need to sign up into a rehab facility within 72 hours. He will not be able to leave the rehab center without court's approval. The court will re-evaluate the situation based on reports from the facility following his 30-day treatment.
Prior to the 2012 DUI case, Madsen already had a run in with the law. He was arrested in March of the same year on suspicion of felony child endangerment. A report to the police suggested that there was a family dispute in Madsen's home. The actor was said being under influence of alcohol and had a fight with one of his sons. A week later, Los Angeles County District Attorney revealed that there was insufficient evidence of misdemeanor cruelty to a child and he was cleared off from any charges.